Longhorns in Driver's Seat for Wallace?

Are the Texas Longhorns the favorite to land four-star safety Christian Wallace?

Four-star athlete Christian Wallace has spent the summer preparing for his senior season, but the recruiting process remains fresh in his mind. The Sealy, Texas prospect has narrowed his list to three, and the Longhorns made the cut.

“My top three are UT, Oregon State and Mississippi State,” Wallace said. “I still have room for other schools. Right now, these three schools are showing the most love, but I would give any school a chance.”

There is still time for schools to enter the equation for Wallace, who does not plan on making his final decision until either the end of his senior season or following college football bowl games. However, programs that recruit him at a position other than defensive back may be shown the door.

“I will most likely play corner in college,” Wallace said. “I play a little running back right now, but recruiting wise, if a school is talking about me playing any other position than corner, I won’t be interested in that school.”

A handful of other factors will play a role into Wallace’s final decision, but his comfort level with a university will be an important aspect of his decision-making process.

“A big factor will be if I feel at home at the school. I want to go somewhere that feels like a home away from home.”

Many Texas fans have known of Wallace for quite some time. The 6-3, 211-pound prospect has made his way to Austin numerous times over the last few years, and his rapport with the team is something that could set the Longhorns ahead of the competition.

“I already have a really good relationship with a lot of the players,” Wallace said. “It feels like home to me. I can kick it with the guys, and it feels like my own team.”

At The Opening in July, Wallace named Texas, LSU and Mississippi State as his top three schools, but he recently dropped the Tigers in exchange for the Oregon State Beavers.

Wallace intends on taking official visits to his top three schools, with his visit to Oregon State currently set for October 19, and Mississippi State could happen in early November. However, his official to Texas is not yet set in stone.

What does that mean for the Longhorns? Honestly, nothing.

Things can always change, but as of this week, the Longhorns have the edge over the competition.

“Texas is No. 1 right now,” Wallace said. “I have a really good relationship with the DB coaches - Coach Vaughn and Coach Bedford. I also have a great relationship with Coach Strong. I talk to them probably twice a week.”

Wallace believes the Texas staff will make an appearance at Sealy’s game against Navasota, where he will face a current Longhorns' wide receiver commit.

“I think Texas is coming to the game where we play Navasota. Tren’davian Dickson goes there so it’s going to be a good match up since I play DB and he plays wide receiver. Plus, we’re both considering Texas. Tren’davian is already committed and I’m looking hard at Texas, so I’m pretty sure some coaches will come to that game.”

There is still a lot of time until National Signing Day, but at this point, it’s safe to say the Longhorns are in the driver’s seat to land Wallace.



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